Sky to go terrestrial?

Satellite broadcaster, Sky, has announced plans to broadcast without, er, satellites.It'll mean losing the free Sky 3, Sky News and Sky Sports News of

Satellite broadcaster, Sky, has announced plans to broadcast without, er, satellites.It'll mean losing the free Sky 3, Sky News and Sky Sports News offerings from Freeview. Instead, the precious terrestrial bandwidth will be replaced with four pay-TV channels.The four-into-three shoehorning trick will be achieved by switching from standard MPEG2 broadcasts to more squeezable MPEG4. That means you'll have to chuck away your current telly box and buy a whole new one from, you guessed it, Sky.The pay-off will be the availability of premium sports and movies channels without the tell-tale dish, although don't go taking yours down just yet - it still all needs to be approved by Ofcom and transmitter peeps National Grid Wireless. Essentials

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